Aquamark3 test based on a real gaming engine is one of the few gaming applications supporting multi-threading. Therefore, Pentium 4 and Pentium 4 EX processors supporting Hyper-Threading technology perform somewhat better here.
The increase in the core clock frequency of Athlon 64 up to 2.2GHz brought to us by the new Athlon 64 3400+ processor helped this CPU family to outpace significantly the Pentium 4 processor family in Quake3 test, which has always been won by Intel’s solutions (here I am not taking into account the Extreme Edition CPU).
In Unreal Tournament 2003 we witness a very funny situation: less expensive Athlon 64 3400+ outperforms Athlon 64 FX-51, even despite the single-channel memory. However, we have always stressed extreme sensitivity of this game to the memory subsystem latency.